Author(s): Kristin Omdahl
Join the seamless revolution Kristin Omdahl debuts her revolutionary, one-of-kind seamless motif joining crochet technique in Seamless Crochet. Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet! Innovative designer Kristin Omdahl has pioneered a new technique for crocheters of all skill levels to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in. Kristin's brand-new modular construction allows one motif to flow into the next, creating secure joins and beautiful geometric patterning on the exterior round. Inside you'll find a showcase of 18 garment, home decor, and accessory projects from Kristin that will change the way you crochet forever. From pillows to shawls to blankets, these projects will show you just how versatile and time-saving this "tail-free" construction method is. As a bonus, Seamless Crochet also includes a helpful instructional DVD of Kristin explaining all the details of her new crochet technique.
You'll also find a motif directory of original crochet motif designs with Kristin's expert advice on how to adapt any motif-based pattern to her one-of-a-kind seamless technique. Seamless Crochet will transform the way you approach every crocheted motif-based design, giving you professional crochet results in a fraction of the time.
"This is the most comprehensive resource I've yet found on the topic of crocheting join-as-you-go motifs. I've occasionally seen join-as-you-go designs before, but up until now I've seen this technique used mostly as a way to join granny squares. It's really exciting, inspiring and refreshing to get a hold of an entire collection of patterns created using this method." - Amy Solovay, Crochet Editor at About.com"Kristin's thoughtfulness to provide crocheters with so many extra details makes her one of my favorite crochet designers...I am able to follow along no matter what my skill level." - AllFreeCrochet.com"If you're like me, you find joining pieces of knit and crochet work to be a bit nerve-wracking. This book features lovely motifs - snowflakes, flowers, stars, tiles - that can be joined as you go." - "Austin-American Statesman""This is the best reference I've yet found on the topic of crocheting seamless join-as-you-go motifs." About.com Guide to Crochet"With this book, modular designs are no longer the boring side of crochet. Fewer ends to weave in, more secure joins, and finer (and far fewer) seams make this book a great resource for any crocheter beginner or advanced." - CraftGossip.com Crochet Guide"Because I'm a bit of a technique geek, my favorite part of the book is in the back where she carefully explains how the technique works, and how you can use it to create your own designs. One of the things I'm most excited to play with is using the technique with color-changing yarns. Since you're not breaking yarn between motifs, the projects in the book are all of one kind of yarn each." - Amy O'Neill Houck, crochet designer and author"Yet another masterpiece by our beloved crochet designer Kristin Omdahl." - Faina Goberstein, knitwear designer and author"Amazing designs...this is the type of book that I like. It is a pattern book, but it is also a method book...it shows you how to do some patterns, and tells you how to figure out other
Best-selling author Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show's Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped in Crochet, Crochet So Fine, and A Knitting Wrapsody. Kristin's work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.